UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

SOP IRB Members


This document describes the polices and procedures for selecting, appointing, training, and evaluating members of the UW Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

Change Notes

Remove reference to retired SOP Limited IRB Review – 07.27.2023
Minor clarifications and wordsmithing throughout; remove description of member compensation and refer to SOP IRB Member Compensation instead – 04.27.2023
Authorize TOLs to conduct new member onboarding/training – 05.02.2022
Revise process for setting term of service and renewing service; clarify member evaluation process – 03.31.2022
Added information about delegation of authority for expedited and limited IRB reviews – 02.25.2021
Significant reorganization of, and minor updates to content – 12.09.2020
Add information about delegation of authority from the IRB Chair; minor misc. revisions; eliminated specific procedural details that are no longer being conducted – 12.13.2019
Updated links – 08.30.2017